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The Getty Alchemy Collection
The Getty Alchemy Collection
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Getty Alchemy Collection includes books from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries dealing with the art and science of alchemy. Its core is formed by the Manly Palmer Hall collection, acquired in 1995 from the estate of the Los Angeles theosophist, who founded the Philosophical Research Society in Los Feliz. Originally acquired for its contribution to the history of visual symbolism, alchemy is now...
Topic: Books
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Cover title: The language and poetry of flowers
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Topics: Flower language, Flowers in literature, Quotations, English
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by Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805; Hancarville, Pierre d', 1719-1805. Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis
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By Pierre d'Hancarville, according to Barbier, who gives Naples ca. 1771 as probable place and date for the ed. in French only, rather than French and English. Title of present ed. has been changed from that cited by Barbier (Veneres et Priapi uti observantur in gemmis antiquis), and so is probably later
Topics: Erotic art, Gems, Classical, Art, Greco-Roman
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Materials from the Research Library, Getty Research Institute located in Los Angeles, CA. The Photography Incunabula Collection at the Getty Research Institute includes books from the 1840s through the 1870s, which are illustrated primarily with salted paper prints or albumen prints. These were the first photographic media viable for publication purposes yet the production of such books was very labor-intensive: the images were printed individually from paper or glass negatives and then mounted...
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by Donato d'Eremita
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Author further identified on preliminary page 7 as Fra Donato d'Eremita di Rocca d'Evandro dell'Ordine di San Domenico
Topics: Elixir of life, Distillation, Alchemy, Medicinal plants, Medicine, Workshop recipes
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Hogart, Ron Charles. Alchemy, a comprehensive bibliography of the Manly P. Hall Collection of books and manuscripts
Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
Binding: vellum; armorial bookplate of the princes of Liechtenstein (Ex Libris Liechtensteinianis) on front pastedown
Topic: Alchemy
Brief extracts in Latin from writers on alchemy, with commentary in German. Based on Reusner's Pandora of 1582. See Hogart
Topic: Alchemy
Library's copy lacks final blank leaf present in other copies
Topics: Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc. (Voices), Part songs, Latin, Emblems, Alchemy, Canons, fugues, etc....
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Imprint from colophon
Topics: Materia medica, Alchemy, Medicine
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[4] p., 100 leaves of col. plates : 36 cm
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Topics: Architecture, Domestic -- France -- Paris Region, Architecture -- France -- Paris Region -- 19th...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Topics: Drawing, Human figure in art
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by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934
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Topic: Magic
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by Winckelmann, Johann Joachim, 1717-1768
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"Nella Stamperia di Marco Pagliarini ..."--Colophon
Topics: Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779, Art, Ancient, Private collections, Albani, Alessandro, 1692-1779 --...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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Text and color plates mounted on leaves colored in grey wash.
Topics: Colors, Dyes and dyeing, Coloring matter, Chemistry, Chromatographic analysis, Paper chromatography
Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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Final page blank
Topics: Colors, Color guides, Color
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by Robida, Albert, 1848-1926
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Head and tail pieces
Topics: Twentieth century, Electricity
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
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by Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
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Topic: Architecture, Domestic
Binding: mottled calfskin. Spine gilt tooled, with author & title on red label. Edges gilt rolled. Page edges red
Topic: Astronomy
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"Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham"--P. 268
Topics: Euclid's Elements, Geometry
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by Audsley, W. (William), 1833-1907; Audsley, George Ashdown, 1838-1925
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Topics: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval, Illumination of books and manuscripts
[6], 33, [1] (blank), 27 (i.e., 26), [25], LXI [i.e., LIX], [2] (1 blank) leaves : 31 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Proportion (Art) -- Early works to 1800, Lettering -- Early works to 1800
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by Scappi, Bartolomeo
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Running title: Libro primo-[secondo-sesto libro] di M. Bartolomeo Scappi
Topics: Paul III, Pope, 1468-1549, Julius III, Pope, 1487-1555, Scappi, Bartolomeo, Cookery, Cookery,...
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Der Architekt -- Der Stil -- Die Komposition -- Die Konstruktion -- Die Kunstpraxis
Topics: Architecture, Modern, Architecture, Modern, Decoration and ornament, Architectural, Architecture,...
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by Molière, 1622-1673. Princesse d'Élide; Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Perrault, Charles, 1628-1703; Bizincourt, M. de; Silvestre, Israël, 1621-1691, engraver; Chauveau, François, 1613-1676, engraver; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer; France. Imprimerie royale, printer
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"A Paris, de l'Imprimerie royale, par les soins de Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, directeur de ladite imprimerie, MDCLXXIV"--Colophon
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Festivals, Theaters
[16], 65, 68-135, 138-166 pages ; 29 cm (fol.)
Topics: Cooking, English -- Early works to 1800, Cooking -- England -- Early works to 1800, Cooking (Meat)...
Half t.p.: L'ornementation par la plante
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament, Flowers in art
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by Hudson, Marion
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"Part 1. A graduated course of typical lessons in accordance with the syllabus of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington."
Topics: Brushwork, Painting
Date and printer from colophon
Topics: Calligraphy, Alphabets
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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The first vol. of the Anzeiger was issued in three parts (36 no.) 1884-1886, with the Mitteilungen, 1. bd., 1-2. hft., as supplement
Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
Only the 1st Tractatus of t. 1 has general title. The other parts have individual t.p.'s: Tractatus secundus, De natvrae simia seu technica macrocosmi historia. Oppenheimio : Aere Iohan-Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1618; Tomvs secvndvs De svpernatvrali, naturali, praeternaturali et contranaturali microcosmi historia, in tractatus tres distributa. Oppenhemij : Impensis Iohannis Theodori de Bry : Typis Hieronymi Galleri, 1619; Tomi secvndi, tractatus primi, sectio secunda, De...
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Topics: Cosmology, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music theory, Drawing, Military art and science, Astrology,...
Imprint varies. Vol. 2: London : Printed for Henry Brome, 1663. Vol. 3: London : Printed by J.C. for R. Broom, at the signe of the Gun in Ivy-Lane, 1663
Topics: Occultism, Rosicrucians, Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
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by Nuttall, Zelia, 1858-1933; Zouche, Robert Nathaniel Cecil George Curzon, baron, 1851-; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
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3 p. l., 35 p. 18 x 25 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Mexican -- Facsimiles, Indians of Mexico -- Languages -- Writing, Mexico -- Antiquities
Added engraved t.p
Topic: Architecture, Domestic
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"Prefacio" signed: C.M. Paris, Agosto 1908
Topic: Gessler de Lacroix, Alejandrina, 1831-1907
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by Cortambert, Louise
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Topic: Flower language
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by Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990; Böhme, Jakob, 1575-1624; Bacstrom, Sigismond; Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795; Maier, Michael, 1568?-1622. Atalanta fugiens; Ripley, George, d. 1490? Ripley scroll
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Bound in 68 vols., 243 manuscripts on the subjects of alchemy, hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and related arts
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Topics: Cagliostro, Alessandro, conte di, 1743-1795, Alchemy, Hermetism, Freemasonry, Freemasons,...
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by Jackson, Frank G
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695; Le Pautre, Jean, 1618-1682; Chauveau, François, 1613-1676
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Text signed: Felibien
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Festivals
In 5 parts and 4 addition sections, each with special t.p
Topics: Alchemy, Medicine
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by Roubo, M. (André Jacob), 1739-1791
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"Table alphabetique, ou, Vocabulaire raisonné", v. 4, p. 1265-1306
Topics: Carpentry, Joinery, Woodwork, Furniture
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by Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)
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Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Includes index
Topics: Boots, Shoes, Shoe machinery industry
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Added color t.p.: The encyclopedia of ornament
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Félibien, André, sieur des Avaux et de Javercy, 1619-1695
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Text signed: Félibien
Topics: Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715, Festivals, Festivals -- France -- Versailles, France -- Court...
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by Bourgoin, Jules, 1838-1907; Firmin-Didot (Firm), publisher
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Includes 200 plates, each with explanatory text, 190 are chromolithographs and 10 are half-tones
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Topics: Islamic decoration and ornament, Islamic art, Art, Arab
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by Oppenord, Gilles-Marie, 1672-1742; Huquier, Gabriel, 1695-1772
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In 14 parts, each with engraved title-page and imprint
Topics: Architecture, Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Library has v.1
Topics: Occultism, Alchemy, Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
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by Colling, James Kellaway
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Some plates are photo-lithos
Topics: Architecture, Gothic, Decoration and ornament, Gothic, Architecture
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by Sullivan, Louis H., 1856-1924
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Topics: Office buildings, Tall buildings, Architecture, Modern
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by Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg
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The first vol. of the Anzeiger was issued in three parts (36 no.) 1884-1886, with the Mitteilungen, 1. bd., 1-2. hft., as supplement
Topics: Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, Art -- Germany, Germany -- Antiquities Periodicals
Pagination, Book I: [128] (the 1st blank), 19 [i.e. 37], [1] (blank) p. Book II: [16] (the last blank), 169, [1] (blank) p. Book III: [8] (the last blank), 226 [i.e. 254] p. Book IV: [6], 83, [1] (blank) p. Book V: [6], 145, [1] (blank) p. Book VI: [10] (the last blank), 55, [31] p. (last leaf blank)
Topics: Medicine, Rosicrucians
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by Stevenson, Seth William, 1784-1853; Smith, Charles Roach, 1807-1890; Madden, Frederic W. (Frederic William)
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Bookplate of Welbore St. Clair Baddeley on p. [2] of cover
Topic: Coins, Roman
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by Burn, Robert Scott
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(from t. p.) I. Pencil-sketching -- II. Figure and object drawing -- III. Perspective and isometrical drawing -- IV. Engraving on metal and wood
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Topics: Drawing, Wood-engraving
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by Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837; Hofland, Mrs. (Barbara), 1770-1844; Turner, Charles, 1774-1857; Richardson, C. J. (Charles James), 1806-1871; Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850; Day & Haghe
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"Not published. Only one hundred and fifty copies printed."
Topics: Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837, Soane, John, Sir, 1753-1837, Sir John Soane's Museum
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by Lyall, Mary Mills; Lyall, Earl Harvey
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"Dedicated by the Cubies to the Association of American Painters and Sculptors..."--P. [3]
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Topics: Alphabets, Cubism, Art
Cover title
Topics: Alphabets, Initials, Lettering, Calligraphy, Illumination of books and manuscripts
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Includes index
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Topic: Towers
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by Palladio, Andrea, 1508-1580
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[10], 110, [2] p., [212] leaves of plates : 41 cm. (fol.)
Topic: Architecture -- Early works to 1800
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
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Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Hintze, Erwin, 1876-1931; Verein für das Museum Schlesischer Altertümer
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"Wilhelm Grempler zum 80. Geburtstage am 26. Januar 1906 dargebracht vom Verein für das Museum Schlesischer Altertümer."
Topics: Grempler, Wilhelm, 1826-1907, Goldsmiths
Consists of illustrations with descriptive titles in French
Topic: Decoration and ornament, Architectural
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by Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Morris, William, 1834-1896; Kelmscott Press
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Preface by William Morris
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Topic: Architecture, Gothic
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Topic: Christian saints in art
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by Heideloff, Carl Alexander von, 1788-1865
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Originally published in 25 parts, 1838-55
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Medieval, Architecture, Medieval